I want to share an awesome u-tube that I just received in my email. The person who sent it, my old exercise trainer, clearly knows what moves me. I feel compelled to post this here.
Time gone, youth gone, time passing. There’s nothing to hold onto but the tide of change. As Gretchin Rubin of the Happiness Project says, “The days are long, but the years are short.”
The passing of time saddens me. And as Seals and Crofts (baby boomer group) sings, “We may never pass this way again.” All this makes me really try to hold onto the moment and be cognizant of it. And then we can let it go knowing we had it in all its fullness.
When my daughter got married a couple of years ago, I told her, and myself, that “the six hours will go by in the blink of an eye and then all you’ll have are the memories. Try to focus on each and every aspect; hold it, take it in and be mindful of every part.” Throughout the wedding, we’d remind each other to appreciate each moment. And we did. And it didn’t run away without us even noticing. We felt it all and held it. It was a full and rich experience.
Are we making our time here something to write home about??? Are we mindful of it and not wishing it away? Are we pursuing our dreams, interests, goals? Or are we coming up with all the Excuses of life to avoid, delay, run away from, rationalize; and then it’s too late.
While we’re here, it’s not too late. These men (in the video) showed us that. Do the extraordinary. Become remarkable. Go for it!!
How did this video resonate for you? What will you shed and take on?